KEY BENEFIT: Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues, Third Edition sparks readers' interest in science and encourages active learning. Author Michael D. Johnson seeks to make readers better consumers of health and science information. Instead of presenting facts to memorize, the inspired narrative and magazine-style design give students a truly engaging learning tool. KEY TOPICS: Human Biology, Science, and Society, The Chemistry of Living Things, Structure and Function of Cells, From Cells to Organ Systems, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, Blood, Heart and Blood Vessels, The Immune System and Mechanisms of Defense, The Respiratory System: Exchange of Gases, The Nervous System-Integration and Control, Sensory Mechanisms, The Endocrine System, The Digestive System, The Urinary System, Reproductive Systems, Cell Reproduction and Differentiation, Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Division and Differentiation, Genetics and Inheritance, DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering, Development and Aging, Evolution and the Origins of Life, Ecosystems and Populations, Human Impacts, Biodiversity, and Environmental Issues. For all readers interested in becoming better consumers of health and science information.